- Rain delays hampered fundraising on Jane McGrath Day and McGrath Foundation urges Australians to dig-deep and help reach our target.
Media Announcement, 5 January 2017, SYDNEY:
Day 3 of the Commonwealth Bank Sydney Pink Test was rain affected in the morning but saw committed fans create a sea of pink at the SCG, while Australians across the country supported the McGrath Foundation with online donations at www.pinktest.com.au
The Pink Test, now in its 9th year, has become the iconic centrepiece of the friendship between Cricket Australia and McGrath Foundation. Traditionally Ladies’ Day, Day 3 of the Pink Test has been renamed Jane McGrath Day and is celebrated with the entire SCG turning pink in honour of Jane, and raising money for the Foundation.
“It was fantastic to once again see so many women and children out in support of Jane McGrath day, day 3 of the Pink Test. Despite the early rain a fantastic crowd turned out once again in support of our wonderful partner the McGrath Foundation.”
“The Pink Test continues to provide a fun, family friendly atmosphere that has a huge positive impact on Australians dealing with some challenging times,” said James Sutherland CEO of Cricket Australia
With a fundraising target set during the Pink Test of $390,000 which will place one McGrath Breast Care Nurse for three years, the McGrath Foundation announced fundraising over the first 3 days of the test achieved over $340,000; just $50,000 shy of the breast cancer charities goal.
“We’re so close to achieving our target of funding a McGrath Breast Care Nurse during this Pink Test but we need your help. With just two days left we ask Australians to dig deep and donate so the McGrath Foundation can end the series on a high, just like the Aussies,” said Tracy Bevan McGrath Foundation Ambassador and Director.